TAMWORTH 1 BOSTON UNITED 2: First-half double lifts the Pilgrims into the play-off spots

Dayle Southwell.
Dayle Southwell.

Boston United moved back into the National League North’s play-off spots following a 2-1 victory at fellow promotion hopefuls Tamworth.

The Pilgrims netted twice towards the end of the first half as Lewis Hilliard drove home a low strike from outside the box with 40 minutes played.

And into stoppage time, Dayle Southwell netted his 19th of the campaign as he converted from the penalty spot after Kaine Felix was dragged down by keeper James Belsahaw.

Danny Newton pulled one back for the Lambs after the break, but Dennis Greene’s side hung on to leapfrog their opponents and move up to fifth.

This was just Boston’s second victory in nine matches, but it was a vital three points for a side with Liam Marrs, Jay Rollins, Richard Jones, Mark Jones, Dylan McEvoy and Cameron Johnson all unavailable.